Scotland’s mostly highly acclaimed singer/songwriters is to headline a
concert on the banks of the River Tay in a bid to protect an area so
dear to his heart that he adopted its name for one of his most recent
songwriter of the year in December 2004, Jim Malcolm is recognised
internationally as among the most influential players in the Scottish
folk scene thanks not only to his undisputed talent, but also his
passion for his homeland.
And now in
face of an imminent threat to a prized piece of Perthshire’s heritage
Jim has leant his support to the campaign to save Rohallion
the historic sites of Duncan’s Camp and Birnam Wood, Rohallion was
made famous by poet Violet Jacob and then immortalised in song by Jim
Reid and, most recently, Jim Malcolm whose album Rohallion
is currently selling well world-wide.
beauty of Rohallion and its loch and wildlife are in danger of
destruction thanks to a proposal to build 49 holiday chalets in this
fragile environment. Red squirrels, red kites and bats are among the
species threatened by the planned development which has so angered
environmentalists and local residents that a free protest concert has
been organised to highlight the threat posed by these plans.
September 15th music-fans, locals, politicians,
historians and nature-lovers will make their voice heard in
traditional style with a concert featuring Jim Malcolm on the
banks of the River Tay.
To show your concern for Perthshire’s heritage and
threatened environment join them at 8pm in the Taybank Beer Garden and
help save this historic beauty spot.